GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION GRANT Friday, 23 September 2016
The grant, from family-founded, grant-making trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation has been awarded to The Auckland Castle Trust (ACT), to fund up to 28 apprenticeships in the new Walled Garden at Auckland Castle over the next three years.
This includes opportunities in horticulture, catering, visitor services and heritage building, which will all be known as The Weston Bursaries.
The £1million grant – the second given to Auckland Castle Trust by the Garfield Weston Foundation in 2016 – is among more than £900million donated by the Foundation to good causes across the UK since it was established in 1958 and represents the funder’s ongoing focus on supporting charities and voluntary organisations across North East England.
Further details surrounding The Weston Bursaries, as well as their specific application process, will be announced in due course. In the meantime, further information about the Garfield Weston Foundation can be found at www.garfieldweston.org
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
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Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day